Asparagus

Asparagus Variety Options Growing

https://youtu.be/8_416FPunSc John Bakker, executive director, Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board, discusses the potential for emerging asparagus var... READ MORE »

MSU Conducts Asparagus Irrigation Trials

http://youtu.be/7wc-ndlwhIM Dan Brainard, associate professor of horticulture, Michigan State University, talks about irrigation trials in asparagu... READ MORE »

Oceana Tour Outlines Research

The Oceana Research Tour was held at several sites Sept. 13, in Michigan’s Oceana and Mason counties. Researchers from Michigan State University and... READ MORE »

Springtime is cutworm time in asparagus

Michigan asparagus is attacked by white cutworms, Euxoa scandens, and dark-sided cutworms, Euxoa messoria. Both species overwinter in Michigan, are pr... READ MORE »

Dutch company offers asparagus weighing machine

Christiaens Agro Systems, a Dutch company, is offering a weighing machine for making asparagus packages.The machine consists of a line with a conveyor... READ MORE »

Buyer beware: Farm labor contracts require scrutiny

Craig Anderson had some pointed advice for asparagus growers who were contemplating the use of farm labor contractors this spring to help fill gaps in... READ MORE »

Lack of labor puts Michigan asparagus harvest on hold

Michigan asparagus is ready to be harvested, but a lack of labor is putting things on hold.And this isn't a new issue. Here's more from WZZM13, a tele... READ MORE »

Maintain quality during postharvest handling

Successful marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables depends on maintaining the quality through harvest and beyond.Marita Cantwell, postharvest special... READ MORE »

Control herbicide-resistant pigweeds in asparagus with alternative modes of action

The Photosystem II (PS II) inhibiting herbicides have been used successfully in asparagus production for over 50 years. Current PS II inhibitors label... READ MORE »

Asparagus: The Most Perishable Vegetable — VGNtv

http://youtu.be/D-JNzGTKaF4 Randy Beaudry, Professor, Michigan State University Department of Horticulture, discussed postharvest handling and storag... READ MORE »


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